Blog of Geof

Friday, June 15th

Rogue Amoeba: On The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware link →

It’s very difficult to recommend much from the current crop of Macs to customers, and that’s deeply worrisome to us, as a Mac-based software company. For our own internal needs, we’ve wound up purchasing used hardware for testing, rather than opting to compromise heavily on a new machine. That isn’t good for Apple, nor is it what we want.

This is the most frustrating aspect to me: potential customers who have the means and will to buy new machines but because of stagnation in the hardware roadmap it would be absurd to spend a large portion of money on a computer with out-of-date hardware.

Their current failure to keep the Mac lineup fresh, even as they approach a trillion dollar market cap, is both baffling and frightening to anyone who depends on the platform for their livelihood.

Frightening indeed. I even dug up one of my old tweets from 2016 with an eerily similar "Do not buy" recommendation.